Thursdays Thoughts on Math

I’ve been thinking alot today¬†about how I see math word problems.

I think the following sums it up quite nicely!

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If you have 4 pencils and I have 7 apples, how many pancakes will fit on the roof?¬† Purple because aliens don’t wear hats!

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God and Darwin

Disney Movie – Chimpanzee

The other day I posted this quote..

Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you….

I have been thinking about this quite a lot over the last couple of days, I don’t¬†often “write” for fear that it may not be good enough, ¬†grammatically correct,¬†or that it will just sound stupid. ¬†I don’t push my opinions on others or voice them unless it is something I am passionate about.

That being said,

A friend of mine shared this statement today, and I thought what a great post that would make, and it forces me to write!!

Over 40% of Americans believe in Creationism.¬† Evolution and natural selection is sinful to them.¬† Poor Darwin and all 500,000 scientists who have proven his Theories CORRECT.¬† Wonder how Canadians stand on this…

Because I don’t do this often, I’m really going to go out on a limb and I’m going to “write in a way that scares me” I am not only going to write about Religion but¬†my belief in God, and¬†in Darwins Theory!!

Here goes, I hope you all respect me in the morning!!!!! ¬†ūüėÄ ūüėÄ

First I’d like to say I believe in God, I am a Christian, my great great grandfather and great-grandfather and their fathers before them¬†were all¬†Anglican¬†ministers, I don’t go to church every Sunday or say my prayers every night, but I do believe in God.

I also believe in the¬†Darwinian theory, ¬†stating that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual’s ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.¬† ¬†It originally included the broad concepts of transmutation of species or of evolution which gained general scientific acceptance. (Wikipedia)

Do God and Darwin go hand in hand? I believe they do.

I believe that Darwinism and God go together. One goes with the other as naturally as peanut butter and bananas ūüėÄ

In the bible,¬† God let‚Äôs us know that He¬†is the creator of our world. God¬†didn’t tell¬†us in detail¬†of how all of his creating came to be.

Is it possible¬†that¬†God is the creator and Darwin¬†has just given us the details of how God created everything….

I feel God and Darwin , Science and Religion can coexist.

Just a thought….

Just thoughts

not a sermon

I know Social Media is a supposed to be a place where we can share thoughts, ideas, passions…which it is, but please stop posting horrible crimes towards children and animals on facebook!!

While I’m¬†scrolling through to see what friends and family are up¬†to¬†BANG there it is, a picture of a guy¬†being abusive to ¬†a pit bull or horrific pictures of baby pigs, cows,¬†chickens, puppies¬†and children…¬†I’ll say no more¬†

I¬†don’t live in a bubble , although sometimes I wish I did!

I don’t often¬†watch or listen to¬†the news, someone¬†once said¬†I was ignorant …ummmm no

definition of ignorant in the dictionary is as follows :

  1. Lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.

I am a very sophisticated lady I know which fork to use with what¬†and I have impeccable manners ūüėÄ I am kind and caring¬† , I am educated and I have knowledge and awareness in all aspects of life.¬†¬†

2.¬†¬†¬†Lacking knowledge, information, or awareness about something in particular:¬† “ignorant of astronomy”.

Well I’ll admit I’m ignorant of astronomy, I can only find the big dipper and the little dipper….I do not lack knowledge,information or awareness on animal or child abuse, or any other crime.

My sister and I were having a conversation about friends and family that post photos of animal cruelty and child abuse¬†on Facebook. Personally I do not need these images forever¬†engraved in my mind, I am well aware of what the human race is capable of,¬†I grew up in a large¬†city and was exposed to a wide variety of things good and bad,¬† I¬†have worked/volunteered at Animal Shelters here and in Toronto¬†and at¬†an¬†Endangered Animal Sanctuary¬†in Toronto for¬†Bill Valliere as a co-op student¬†, who I have never forgotten, this is where one of the many¬†residents at the¬†Millwood Road¬†location¬†was¬†a full-grown¬†panther who¬†called this place¬†his home only¬†because he¬†had been de-clawed and¬†had teeth removed so he could be used as a “prop”, a tiger who had been de-clawed and abused ,monkeys that had once been loved then chained and forgotten, birds that had been smuggled in suitcases and then found to be too loud or messy,¬†snakes, all kinds of exotic animals smuggled into the country¬†neglected and abused.

I have friends who have had to deal with their own monsters.

I have seen first hand what people are capable of and don’t¬†need it displayed in photos to convince me to stop eating meat or stop animal abuse, or to get involved.

If I choose to get involved, which I do, I will , but please don’t display it and sensationalize it.

To the people that¬†take the photos and make them available for re posting on facebook¬†and other media … why not do something about it????¬† Don’t just take the picture to see how many likes¬†or shares you’ll get!! Report¬†these people.¬† To post a¬†photo and say “lets get¬†this guy” is outrageous! ¬†It just enrages people, it doesn’t make them get involved¬†it pisses them off and de sensitizes them it becomes just another photo.¬†¬†¬†Stop what is happening, this is something we/I forget, someone is taking that picture/video!!!¬† Sometimes I feel people do things and post photos for this very reason.

In my “bubble” I do what I can to help make a change.

We¬†have 2¬†shelter/rescue dogs in¬†our home and 2 cats, the cats had¬†the usual “cat” life, their owners just could not care for them any longer, the same holds true for Scamps.¬† Simba¬†has a much¬†different story, she is our “special needs” girl.

Simba,¬†had been¬†taken from an extremely¬†abusive situation, the¬†animal control officer¬†that rescued her didn’t think there was much hope in adopting her out.¬† I had never seen a dog so thin and timid, she just crawled across the floor, didn’t know or want to play¬†and wouldn’t leave my side,¬†at 4 years old she was eating puppy food, even¬†after a few months at the shelter¬†just to put her weight back on slowly as not to “shock” her system, we were only able to foster her before actually adopting her and after the¬†adoption was approved we¬†had home visits to see how she was adjusting,¬†when Simba¬†finally came to live with us it was recommended that there be no other pets in the home, wellll, we already¬†had Murphy”the¬†big orange hunter”, and¬†I¬†“constructively reasoned” with the shelter¬†and brought Scamps¬†home then¬† Gordo,she is the most loving dog I have ever known, she lies at my feet, sleeps with me and is my constant companion¬†and loves Scamps to the moon and back ūüėÄ the cats not so much ūüėÄ

I have actually “blocked” a couple of “news feeds” belonging to friends of mine, because they post extremely graphic photos of harm being and having been done to animals and children.

If I choose to learn about these things I’ll google it or go to an organization where I can really help make a difference, we as a family¬†make every effort to cut down on how much meat we eat, but let’s face it, unless the whole planet decides to go meat free we are never going to be rid of slaughter houses, chicken and dairy farms etc. People will continue to abuse children,¬†animals, horses, pigs, dogs, cats and even reptiles.

I understand in order to get the “word out” and make a change¬†you need to be proactive.¬† But I don’t feel using graphic photos is going to do the trick….it forces me to block or not watch.

I know it raises awareness, it’s certainly got my attention, but even before the social media, people were becoming proactive without the graphics.¬† I know Greenpeace, PETA¬†and WWF and others do it that’s how my awareness began.

Not a sermon, Just a thought ūüėÄ

Mamas on the Soap box Again

I usually¬†don’t have¬†strong opinions or judge others on this¬†blog or in my life, I am not trying to be
self-righteous and perfect
however……

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SoapBox

As most of you know I am a huge animal lover and have zero tolerance for any kind of animal abuse.

I don’t often voice strong opinions here, but I am doing it just this once ūüėÄ

On my way to work the news came on, I hate listening to the news, as¬†I listened….I got goose bumps all over and chills went down my spine¬†as my anger and disappointment rose.

A woman has been charged with cruelty to animals, for allegedly drowning a baby raccoon a public park in Midland on the Civic Holiday long weekend, the woman was seen submerging it in Little Lake, just off the beaten path, visitors to the park observed the woman one witness called police, although did not approach the woman.

Police officers responded to the scene, but the raccoon was already dead.

We are teaching our children to “Stand up to Bullies” to always do the right thing, get involved …children learn by example, so¬†stand up and be pro active!

And yet “visitors” to the park stand idly by while someone is drowning an animal…?????

It wasn’t like she was wielding a machete or a semi automatic she was a 72-year-old woman!!

I would not have given it a second thought to approach!  How  could someone just stand there and watch something like this and know what the inevitable will be, there is no time to call the police!  These people should have acted immediately.

I know, I know it was just a menacing baby racoon….Hogwash!
and I know who am I to judge?

but

A couple of years ago the neighbours boys came over to show me some young kittens in a box.¬† I said “Oh they’re really sweet and so tiny, you better take them back to their mother, they’ll be getting cold and hungry”, they walked down the driveway and up the road towards their home,¬†when I saw their mother walking towards them and yelling at the boys to “take that box up into the woods” as she’d told them…I looked at Paul and said “Did she just say what I¬†think she said?”¬† We watched the boys come back with the box and head up the trail towards the woods,¬†I walked towards them and said “What are you guys doing” they shrugged and kept walking , Mum was close behind, I asked again what they were doing with the box, they said “taking it into the woods”¬† I approached Mum, and well it wasn’t pretty or too civilized, I was¬†floored at what was happening and could not control my¬†anger, I took the box of kittens and brought them into the house, the next morning after a very long night we took them into the shelter.

What happened that day was so wrong on so many levels!!!

I think the boys knew this was wrong and wanted someone to stop it, that’s why they stopped here on their way, I told them quietly that they should never ever¬†do something like this again, that it was wrong.¬† If they ever felt that they’d been asked to do something that they knew was wrong to say NO, no matter who it was.

I hope that one day things will change
and
“News” like this will not have to be told.

‚ČąLaugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly‚Čą

Promise yourself

Happiness

“Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.‚ÄĚ
‚Äē¬†¬†¬†¬† Christian D. Larson,¬†¬†¬†¬† Your Forces and How to Use Them

‚ČąLaugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly‚Čą